City Beautiful Movement

March 6, 2015, 11am PST
Oakland, as the urban counterpart to San Francisco in the Bay Area, is on a lot of people's radar as a place to improve on some of the lessons of recent waves of urbanization. What planning precedents shaped the city on the other side of the Bay?
The Urbanist
October 29, 2009, 9am PDT
The new Dallas Performing Arts Center marks the end of a boom in the development of arts centers and a moment in American architecture, says Nicolai Ouroussoff.
The New York Times
August 16, 2008, 7am PDT
Planners are celebrating Columbus's century-old comprehensive plan, and continuing to consult the plan for guidance.
The Columbus Dispatch
Blog post
January 11, 2008, 6am PST

The Wacker’s Manual of the Plan of Chicago: Municipal Economy, first written in 1911 as a way to educate Chicago students about the City’s Plan of 1909, provides remarkable insight into America’s diminished socio-cultural ambitions.


Mike Lydon